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Jacob Blaustein Chair in International Organizations and Conflict Resolution

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Established in 1974 by the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation in memory of Jacob Blaustein

JACOB BLAUSTEIN was an industrialist who, with his father, Louis Blaustein, founded the American Oil Company and is credited with creating the first drive-through gas station and the first metered gas pump. He was also a diplomat, serving as an advisor to four United States presidents and as an American delegate to the United Nations, where he played a crucial role in gaining the inclusion of human rights provisions in the United Nations charter. He held leadership positions on the American Jewish Committee from the early 1940s until his death in 1970.